Monday, June 15, 2015

The New York Jazz Choregraphy Project At The Lenox Hill Neighborood House

On Sunday, May 17, 2015, Jazz Choreography Enterprises (JCE) took the New York Jazz Choreography Project to the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House as part of the Second Sundays Performance Series. The series provides high quality, affordable live performances for the community served by the Neighborhood House on the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island, though all are welcome to attend.

JCE Artistic Directors Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter assembled these choreographers, most of whom had performed in other productions of the Jazz Project:

Robert Audy

Lisa Biagini
Kelly Carrol
Juliet Dolan
Julia Halpin
Christopher Liddell
Cat Manturuk
Sue Samuels
Jaime Shannon
Alan Spaulding

The Jazz Project was held in the auditorium at the Neighborhood House at 331 East 70th Street. The performance consisted of 12 pieces in a variety of jazz dance genres, including swing, musical theater, and contemporary. Audience members had the opportunity to ask the dancers and choreographers about their work during the question and answer session that followed the performance.

The performance was enthusiastically received by the audience members, many of whom are on fixed incomes or are low-wage earners. Thanks to a generous grant from the MCC Community Benefit Festival Grant Project and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, JCE was able to pay its choreographers for their wonderful work, which was enjoyed by many who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend a live performance. JCE was grateful to MCC for the opportunity to keep jazz thriving in the New York community!

This program was made possible in part by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. All of JCE’s programs are made possible in part by its corporate sponsor, Salon Ishi.

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